Tom Cruise breaks silence on the ‘soap opera effect’ and we couldn’t be happier


Hollywood chimed in Tuesday on something it actually knows a thing or two about: film and video technology. And you should be glad it did.

In a short video attached to the home video release of Mission Impossible: Fallout, ageless star Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie explain, plainly and directly (from the set of Top Gun: Maverick no less), the modern scourge of TV technology: video interpolation, better known as the “soap opera effect.”

I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at

— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018 Read more…

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